Saturday Morning Games was one of a handful of tabletop titles that made its debut at the inaugural Play NYC in 2017. This year, we set out to catch up with the game’s creator James Seetal to see how things have progressed and what we can expect to see.
Gameplay in Saturday Morning Games is relatively straightforward. Each player gets 3 cards in their hand and two weapons cards placed face-up in front of them. Each turn, players can perform exactly one action. Once you have a weapons card, a character card, and an action card or wildcard, you can attack one of the other players in the game and steal their cereal tokens! Taking all of someone’s cereal tokens knocks them out of the game, and the winner is the last man standing!
“If you’re playing with four players, chances are someone is going to die almost immediately.” -James Seetal
At the moment, Saturday Morning Games is in the midst of its Kickstarter campaign – Mr. Seetal’s first ever. The campaign is seeking $5,000 to fund the first print run; you’ll be able to snap up a copy of this game for a pledge of $33 or more. He’s counting on over two decades of experience in the industry to lead him to success with this title. How well the game (and its Kickstarter campaign) does remains to be seen, but the one thing I’m certain of is James’ passion for ’80s cartoons and tabletop gaming.
“This is my first venture into tabletop. I’ve worked on a slew of Acclaim games [and other games like like Star Wars: The Old Republic].” -James Seetal
There are just under two weeks to go before it’s all over and Saturday Morning Games has a ways to go to reach its goal! If you think this might be the sort of thing you’d like to play, head on over to its Kickstarter campaign and consider tossing Mr. Seetal a few bucks for something that seems like a good bit of casual fun.
Check out what else we saw at Play NYC by going to our Play NYC 2018 Coverage Hub. What do you think of Saturday Morning Games? What was your favorite ’80s cartoon? Let us know in the comments below!